Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison tore into Sean Hannity on Fox News. Ellison told Hannity “You’re the worst excuse for a journalist I’ve ever seen.” I don’t mean to quibble, Congressman Ellison, but Sean Hannity is not an excuse for a journalist. He’s a mockery of a journalist. Later on the same episode of Hannity’s show, token liberal Tamara Holder said “most Republicans are fat asses.” Most Republicans ARE fat asses. And even if they lose the weight, they’re still asses. Republicans do tend to be fatter. If Chris Christie was a Democrat... well if he was, he would be two Democrats. At least.
The Senate yesterday confirmed Chuck Hagel as Defense Secretary. Chuck Hagel’s confirmation is a step forward for the Obama administration—and a huge victory for “Friends of Hamas”! Was all that insanity about Benghazi during the hearings really necessary? “Mr. Hagel, we’ll confirm you eventually. But first we need to let Lindsey Graham convince the people of South Carolina that he is an obsessive lunatic. And not gay.” Republicans took something that everybody knew was going to happen, and they turned it into a painful ordeal. Of course, that’s how they approach the entire operation of government these days.
Congratulations on your new job, Chuck—you have a little over 48 hours until they start slashing your Pentagon budget. The good news is that you’re now the Secretary of Defense. The bad news is that we don’t have enough money to print you up any business cards. Hagel’s first action as Secretary of Defense will be to chip in on the kitty to buy coffee for the office.
Federal, state and local governments now employ 500,000 fewer workers than they did just before the recession in 2007. Think about it—we employed half a million more government workers under George Bush than we do under Barack Obama. Under George Bush, even idiots like Michael Brown could get a government job. In fact, they preferred idiots like Michael Brown. Under Barack Obama, we have half a million fewer government employees. And the truly incompetent ones like Michael Brown have been forced to seek employment elsewhere... like on rightwing radio.
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